• apple,  appletv,  ios,  itunes,  itunes match,  Uncategorized

    Apple Introduces the New AppleTV with Support for 1080p Video [U]

    Along side the third generation iPad, Apple introduced the third generation AppleTV.  The "tiny entertainment powerhouse" as it is referred to by Apple, now supports 1080p videos downloaded from the iTunes Store for playback on your 1080p television and had a new, streamlined user interface.

    The third generation AppleTV retains the same $99 price point.  AppleTV's tentpole features include: video playback from iTunes Store purchase, Netflix,  YouTube and major league baseball streaming video (subscriptions maybe required), AirPlay, iCloud support, iTunes Match, and Photo Stream.

    Owners of the second generation AppleTV will gain access to the new user interface and software features by way of a free iOS software update.

    For more details or to order the new AppleTV, visit the Apple website.

    Update

    The new AppleTV will go on sale next Friday, March 16, at the same time the new iPad goes on sale.  Unlike the new iPad, Apple does not appear to be taking pre-orders for the new AppleTV and the website is still showing a 1-2 week lead time.

  • apple,  itunes,  itunes match,  mac os x,  windows

    iTunes 10.6 Released for Mac OS X and Windows PCs

    Today, along side the massive iOS software updates, Apple released iTunes 10.6 for Mac OS X and Windows PCs.

    iTunes 10.6 adds support for devices running iOS 5.1, and high definition 1080p videos purchased from the iTunes Store.  Apple also included enhancements to the iTunes Match features of iCloud that was launched last year.

    You can download iTunes 10.6 either by using the Apple Software Update application on your computer or download the installer from the iTunes website.